Big Bend

One of my favorite places is called “Big Bend” and is located in Adams County Colorado. This is a great place with good parking and a short walk to the “sweet spots”. When we filmed “The Gold Men” we used a railroad bridge located here for the final scene and luck was on our side when a beautiful full rainbow presented itself during the final scenes of the film.

There are two areas that have good gold:

The easy spot: From the parking lot, walk to the pedestrian path and go east past the railroad bridge and past the trees on the right. You should see a very large sand and gravel bar located next to the Platte River. The interesting part is after spring runoff or flooding, the gold moves around so spend some time test panning before you set up your equipment.

The hard spot: Located on the opposite side of the Platte is the real Big Bend which is obvious on a map. The problem here is there is no good way to get there except to cross the river. I would not suggest this area unless it’s winter and the river is low.

During the spring time starting in April, there is a portable toilet located in a fenced fishing pond just North of the ped path otherwise you are on your own. (hint, there is quite a bit of construction going on around this area with porta-johns.)

The flow of the Platte River is not strong enough to run a typical sluice box in most places so I would suggest you use a 12 volt pump with a header or a Gold Cube. This is a great area to bring your family during the spring and summer months. Bring plenty of fluids and sunscreen.

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    Gold Banker

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    Gold Banker

    $275.00$320.00

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    ? Easily converts your Cube into a “High Banker”

    ? Built in slick plate and nugget traps.

    ? Adjustable spray bar with hose and hardware

    ? Available in Zinc Plated, or Stainless Steel

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    Gold Cube Trommel

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    Gold Cube Trommel

    $650.00

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    The New Gold Cube Trommel has the spray bar mounted on the outside of the machine.  A dependable machine that can outlast you (bring friends)!  Just try to wear out our trommel and reap the rewards.

    Features:

    ? New design brings the spray bar to the outside of the barrel.

    ? Strong 12 volt motor designed for continuous use.

    ? Fully adjustable.

    ? Hardware and template included (simply drill 4 holes)

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    Gold Cube Clean up Kit

    $69.00
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    Gold Cube Clean up Kit

    $69.00

    Clean Up Kit

    This very affordable kit contains all the gear you need to clean up you super concentrates. Don’t know how to do this?  Visit our Video Page and check it out.  Mike and Red have instructional and entertaining videos.

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    Banjo Pan

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    Green Banjo Pan

    Banjo Pan

    $29.95

    The Banjo Pan is the newest addition to the gold prospecting community.  Using the Gold Cube principles (degrees of separation) we’ve come up with a pan that can be used wet, dry and even underwater!  Available in Green, Blue or Pink.   Check out the video section for technical data and usage.

     

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    Gold Cube 2000 Pump

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    Gold Cube 2000 Pump

    $79.95

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    The 12 volt 2000 GPH may be used to increase the distance from the pump to the Gold Cube.  We have used this pump within 12 feet of a water source and it worked great!  Keep in mind that distance and height affects the output flow.  It is important that at least 1100 GPH arrive at the Gold Cube so it’s possible that even a larger pump may be needed.

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    Tub Flange

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    Tub Flange

    $75.00$150.00

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    Connect multiple tubs for continuous circulation. The Vegetation kit’s PVC pipe slips into the Flanges to create a water tight seal between the tubs. The system leaves the tubs totally portable and nest-able. The Flange system is a must where gold is fine, water is scarce, and every drop counts!

    An ideal portable and contained small production system has a 3 tub sediment system (3 Tub Kit) using the tube flange to connect them together.  A very good system has a smaller tub inside a larger tub then one next to it connected by flanges (2 Tub Kit). For more information on this incredible product please check the Tub Flange Page.

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